January. A time to kiss goodbye to all things festive and say an unwelcome hello to the inch of waist we’ve gained, whilst pondering what the fuck to do with another knitted tissue box cover from the Grandmother and how you’re ever going to find true happiness again with out the smell of Christmas tree and 8am Prosecco. We all know January can suck big time, but fear not my friend for there are some top things going on in and around London to ease you into 2018. Have a read through some of the great organised activities below and get ready to get your mother fucking mojo back.
Light up your life with a Neon Workshop. Try out a two hour taster session for £79 to see if Neon-ing is your thing before taking on a slightly more advanced workshop. If you want to do a course which is as intense as your love for neon, enrol on the intensive course for a whole day’s neon-ing, no experience neccessary.
Check out the fresh new talent screening at the London Short Film Festival between the 12th – 21st January. For the past 15 years, the London Short Film Festival has grown in popularity and size, selling over 10,000 tickets and screening over 500 films in its history. Screenings take place at a variety of different locations over London and showcase independent and international shorts, including dramas, documentaries and comedies as well as animation too. Tickets vary between £8 – £12 and can be bought online here. If you fancy attending any workshops or talks, you can do so, mingle and mix with directors, editors and actors.
Between the 17th – 21st January you can visit , browse and buy art stuffs from the London Art Fair, with work from more than 100 galleries.
Bring some comedy into your life at The Cutting Edge. Tickets are £12 or you can treat yourself and your date to a Comedy Combo: Which includes 2x Tickets, a meal plus two drinks, for £36. Or if you’re alone, you can just consume enough for two whilst contemplating how your life got to this point and whether you should have a little look on Tinder.
Comedy happens on a Tuesday with Comedian’s using the week’s news as material. Therefore you learn and laugh at the same time, everyone’s a winner. Well known comedians such as Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and Jimmy Carr have all performed here in it’s 25 years of existence, so you could be about to witness the next celeb to make some great jokes along with some poor life choices.
If you think Neon is for you, but don’t fancy making it, why not try drawing a naked body with it. Neon Naked Life Art Class tickets are £12 and prices include all art materials.
Classes cater for the beginner and improving artists, however, more advance artists may also engage in such a delight. The next class is on Monday 8th January between 7:30 – 9:30pm, head to the Duke of Wellington in Dalston.
Support the small Fringe Theatres which are more intimate than their mainstream cousin’s. Check out Theatre 503 within the charming Latchmere Pub, near Battersea Park. Theatre 503 is showing a vast array of exciting and thought provoking shows in the new year. What’s more, you can dine before hand and get 20% off food.
Visit Broadway Vegan Market , Sat 20th January, 2018 at 10:00 – 16:00, London Fields Primary School, Westgate Street, E8 3R. Enjoy the great tastes of all things vegan and rest in the knowledge no vegetables have been harmed in the production of any goods. Local, independent businesses supply and support the vegan food, vegan wine and vegan entertainment. Ok, not sure about the entertainment but two out of three ain’t bad. Shit , have we just quoted some 1990’s Saturday night presenter? Anyway, if you like good food, this one’s for you.
Shadwell Basin Market
Go along to Brussels Wharf market to experience a taste senstation. This new artisan and street food market is one of a pop-up kind and happens in Wapping every Sunday between 10am-3pm. Street foods have over 15 cuisines to choose from, including, Jerk, bbq, Biltong chocolates, French cakes, Greek, Gourmet and so on. In addition, there is entertainment provided by the borough….
Head along to the Vegan Life Live on Saturday the 10th Feb- Sunday the 11th Feb and explore the 100 exhibitors exhibiting things from pizza to clothing. Try out some tasty dishes and witness some live cookery demo’s, there’s even some vegan music. Whatever that is. All this is at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7A, from 10am.
Try running around London whilst having a tour and history lesson about Gin, followed by a well deserved Gin at the end, tickets are £29 and can be bought at the Secret Gin Run London website. If you aren’t fond of gin but are fond of women, why not pay £15.65 to do the same but with a history lesson on powerful women, unfortunately you will not be handed a powerful woman at the end of the run, soz. Tickets can be bought at the London’s power women run website.
Try out a Silent Disco on the Thames held on Saturdays, from 19:45- 23:30. Pay £25 to submerge yourself in music whilst floating on a boat in the Thames. The next D.I.S.C.O is on Saturday 17 February 2018 and 8 other Saturdays.
Team NL x